Whale's Tale Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 938 | Reviews: 354 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by eberkman:
4.33/5 rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a burnished copper color with a thin, quicly reducing eggshell-colored head. Slight haziness, or is it just a trick of the light?
The nose is more that of an English Pale Ale (which it bills itself as) -- lots of bread and yeast, and a good blast of toffee. Quite inviting.
The taste is one of the better-balanced beers I've had in a while. Big bready notes, good toasty, caramely maltiness with the right bit of fruitiness to keep it from being cloying. Balanced out nicely with a bite of Goldings hops. Nice smappy mouthfeel and extremely drinkable at 6.8&.
This is the first time I've had it bottled and I like it a lot. But I prefer it on tap -- it's my weekly go-to on Wednesday nights at the Local in West Newton (where inexplicably and admirably, this and Ommegang Hennepin on tap are each a buck less than Guinness).
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2009 19:19:12 | More by eberkman
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured a light copper, almost Amber with a thin head of light foam. Aroma was spicy with a sweet fruit note. Great carbonation helped bring out the bitterness of the hops very well and finished with a sweet caramel flavor. Very nice and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 18:38:27 | More by crhensel
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: A minimal head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Toasted and slight sweet Maris Otter malt follow by herbal and slight orange citrus hops.
Taste: Chewy and crunchy bread, pale malts, herbal, and slight hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.
Overall: As for an EPA, more earthy and fruity notes would be good.
Serving type: can
07-14-2014 23:24:12 | More by Flounder57
Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 938 ratings.